So up until now, the living room has been looking pretty empty. There's a couch (that was leant/gifted to me by a wonderful family), a dresser (that I bought on kijiji and plan to turn into a tv stand à la twotwentyone) and a smaller dresser that I've had since I was born (which has been primed, but not painted because I can't pick a colour I like). It's looked pretty bare for the last six months, but the bright side is that it's a great place to work out - lots of open floor space. Thank God I've started filling it up, because now I have a legitimate excuse for not having worked out in months.
Step one in filling this room up is a coffee table. I've been looking for
a) Don't want to spend a lot of money
b) Don't want it to take up too much visual space
c) Don't want to spend a lot of money
After searching kijiji for a while, I found this table for $40. And the woman happened to live two minutes away, which made it extra awesome.
The table is a metal/glass combination, and originally it was silver/chromish, which didn't really go with what I had done so far. I decided to
The whole process was super easy and took about 15 minutes! My kind of project :)
Here's the table before (with the glass pieces removed)
Step One: Lightly/quickly sand the table and wipe it down.
I spray painted it in the underground parking area because it wouldn't fit on my balcony. But I was super careful and took all of the necessary precautions.
Step two: lay newspapers to avoid painting your parking spot. Or the floor.
Step three: paint the table and let it dry for 15ish minutes
Step four: replace glass pieces, position, and enjoy!
I love the way it turned out :) I also love having a spot to put my feet up when watching tv!
Here's a quick peek at the before:
And after! This photo is from the Mother's Day Brunch I hosted for the Moms! It was the drink station :)